Wax: Encaustic Art

Melting wax and smearing it across a page. So much satisfaction! Varying success.

I can’t remember how I found out about encaustic art but I loved it when I was younger and found all the stuff for it buried in my parents garage. I love to hoard. Here’s my set up:


I’m no expert but it is just a so therapeutic. You melt some wax on an iron and wash it over the page. You try to add some details. When it works you smile and when it doesn’t you just remelt it and spread it out over the page. Bliss. Lots of fun pattern and mark making:

This one is my fave:

Thanking you May for helping me to rediscover this bit of fun!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s